With Ajax’s away win Tuesday, the dream final for all Cruyuff fans is still on: Barcelona vs. Ajax.
But the Blaugrana has a tough first leg test Wednesday (as do Ajax next week in the second leg). Liverpool is a scoring machine, and will look to put pressure on Barcelona.
Lionel Messi loves for these types of matches. If Barcelona can take any advantage back to England next week, the tie should be in its hands.
In Belgium, the Croky Cup final will be played between Gent and second division Mechelen. This is the sixth time Mechelen has played in the final, and it is 1-4 in the previous attempts, with a 1-0 win in 1987.
Gent is 3-1 in four previous finals. The two teams have drawn the last two times they have played, and three of six, with Gent winning two.
Barcelona (-111) vs. Liverpool (+300), draw (+260), 3 p.m. (TNT and Fubo.tv)
Barcelona ML (-111)
Lionel Messi to score (-110)
Gent (-143) vs. Mechelen (+320), draw (+260), 8:30 a.m.
Gent ML (-143)
Gent -1 (-188)
Gent to lift the cup (-180)